Welcome to the Yankelewitz Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Yankelewitz surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Yankelewitz genealogy.
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I. The Yankelewitz Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Yankelewitz family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Yankelewitz brick wall? Read "The Elusive Maiden Name" for some helpful advice.
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II. Yankelewitz Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Yankelewitz records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Yankelewitz research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently matching Yankelewitz records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Yankelewitz family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Yankelewitz Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Yankelewitz last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Yankelewitz ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Yankelewitz DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Yankelewitz ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Yankelewitz research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
V. Yankelewitz Family History
There is more to exploring your Yankelewitz ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Yankelewitz ancestor? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Yankelewitz Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Yankelewitz queries.
You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Yankelewitz ancestors.
VII. Yankelewitz Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Yankelewitz Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Yankelewitz, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."
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IX. Upcoming Yankelewitz Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Yankelewitz family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Yankelewitz reunion.
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